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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board August 2018 agenda and meeting materials

August 2018 Natural Resources Board agenda [PDF] This is the official agenda.

Tour and Amended Public Appearance list

Written Comment list

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
Notice MODIFIED (08/03/18)
2.B.3. MODIFIED (08/01/18)
6.A.1. ADDED (08/03/18)

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Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your request to testify and/or written comment is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 3, 2018.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AGENDA AMENDED (rev. rev. 08/03/18)

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Mohawk/Onondaga Room
2040 Airport Drive
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54313

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will tour and/or receive presentations at the following locations (NOTE: The public must pre-register with Board Liaison to attend scheduled tours and provide their own transportation. Registration information is located on the last page of the agenda. Exact tour schedule is subject to change). 1) The Board will arrive at approximately 11:30 a.m. at Jack Day Center, 90 Bay Beach Road, Green Bay, for a luncheon presentation on the history of the Fox River PCB clean-up effort. 2) At approximately 12:55 p.m., the Board will arrive at Metro Boat Launch, 102 Bay Beach Road, Green Bay, for a boat trip to observe a dredging barge and will board vessel to view electronics. 3) At approximately 2:30 p.m., the Board will arrive at Tetra Tech Processing Plant, 1298 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay and will tour the plant. Lower Fox River PCB Clean-up Project Tour Packet, Fox River Clean-up Project Video, Fox River Clean-up Safety Video 4) At approximately 3:50 p.m., the Board will arrive at the Titletown District, 1001 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay, and will receive a presentation on stormwater efforts in the Titletown District. Handout - Stormwater Controls: Titletown District. The tours will end at approximately 4:45 p.m.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will have a social and dinner meeting with tribal leaders in the Huron Room Grand Council Ballroom at Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay to discuss the Memorandum of Understanding - Reciprocal Registration of ATV/UTV & Snowmobiles. No action will be taken. MODIFIED

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay. The Board will act on items 1-2 and 5-6 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Board will break for lunch at approximately 11:45 a.m. in the Michigan Room at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay. No Board business will be discussed.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that matters concerning natural resource issues or the Department’s program responsibilities or operations specified in the Wisconsin Statutes, which arise after publication of this agenda may be added to the agenda and publicly noticed no less than two hours before the scheduled board meeting, if the Board Chair determines that the matter is urgent.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for August 7-8, 2018
    3. Approval of brief of action from June 26-27, 2018
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement - None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request approval of donation from the Heritage Hill Foundation, Inc. for a new park entrance sign valued at $39,152 for Heritage Hill State Park in Brown County to be used to enhance the park’s main property entrance and improve on promoting park activities and special events to the public
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Department Secretary Dan Meyer)
      2. Request approval of donation from the Andrew F. Bell & Edith M. Bell Charitable Trust in the amount of $35,754 to be used to provide $17,877 for continued support of endangered species priorities and will provide $17,877 to fund activities associated with wetland habitat.
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Department Secretary Dan Meyer)
      3. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order WM-11-18(E), for proposed rules affecting Chapter NR 10 and 16 related to deer carcass transportation, deer farm fencing, and chronic wasting disease MODIFIED
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
        PowerPoint Presentation
      4. Request to deactivate gypsy moth suppression program using the change made to NR 47.911 in the recent Board Order FR-07-14
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Andrea Diss-Torrance, Invasive Forest Insect Program Coordinator)
      5. Request approval of the Kettle Moraine Waters Master Plan
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
        Kettle Moraine Waters Master Plan
        PowerPoint Presentation
      6. Request approval of the Southern Region Planning Group Master Plan
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
        Southern Region Planning Group
        PowerPoint Presentation
      7. Request approval of the Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Regional Master Plan
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief) Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscape
        PowerPoint Presentation
      8. Request approval of renaming the Belmont to Platteville segment of the Pecatonica State Trail
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Brigit Brown, Parks and Recreation Management Section Chief)
        PowerPoint Presentation
    3. Scope Statements – Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order CF-19-17 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 45 and 65, Wis. Adm. Code, related to off-highway motorcycles
        (Brigit Brown, Parks and Recreation Management Section Chief)
        PowerPoint Presentation
      2. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order WM-13- 18(E) for proposed rules affecting chapter NR 10 related to establishing an early close to the 2018 ruffed grouse season (Scott Karel, Wildlife Management Regulation Policy Specialist)
    4. Department-Wide - None
  3. Citizen Participation – approximately 1:00 p.m.
    (Note: If time permits, Items 4-Information Items, 5-Department Secretary’s Matters, and 6- Board Members’ Matters may come before the Board prior to Item 3-Citizen Participation at 1:00 p.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board at 1:00 p.m., this item will be taken up at the posted time.)
    1. Citizen Appearances (Citizen testimony on topics that are not on this month's agenda; appearances on items that are on this month's agenda are made at the time the Board considers the item. See complete information on public participation.)
    2. Citizen Recognition - None
  4. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement - None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Great Lakes commercial fishing update
        (Brad Eggold, Great Lakes District Fisheries Supervisor, Craig Hoopman, Lake Superior Commercial Fishing Board Chair, and Charlie Henriksen, Lake Michigan Commercial Fishing Board Chair)
        PowerPoint Presentation
      2. Update on progress of the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) and presentation of the 2018 Cooperator of the Year Award
        (Bob Nack, Big Game Section Chief)
        PowerPoint Presentation
        Hares to Bears video
      3. DMAP Deer Research Project Update
        (Daniel Storm, Deer and Elk Research Scientist)
        PowerPoint Presentation
      4. Update on the Wisconsin Deer Metrics system
        (Bob Nack, Big Game Section Chief, and Andy Stoltman, Applied Forestry Section Chief)
        PowerPoint Presentation
    3. Department-Wide - None
  5. Department Secretary's Matterss (Note: Donations were moved to Item 2)
    1. Retirements (Notice of streamlined process: no retirement resolutions will be created. Name, program, and years of service only.)
      1. Randy Bremness, Fisheries, 35 years of service
      2. Peter Jensen, Fisheries, 32 years of service
      3. Donald E. Luebbe, Forestry, 26 years of service
      4. Jane C. Malischke, Community Financial Assistance, 37 years of service
      5. Michael Nice, Law Enforcement, 30 years of service
      6. Susan Sylvester, Fish Wildlife & Parks Business Services, 24 years of service
    2. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
        1. Formation of Ruffed Grouse Committee
        2. Report on flooding
      3. Planning Status Update - None
  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Board Members’ Matters
      1. Reducing angler caused fish mortality (Zimmer) ADDED
    2. Approval of 2019 meeting calendar

The public is welcome to attend a Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting. The NRB also provides opportunities for citizens to testify and to submit written comment about issues that come before the NRB. See complete information on public participation at Board meetings.

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Please contact Laurie Ross, NRB Liaison, at 608-267-7420 or by email at laurie.ross@wisconsin.gov with NRB related questions, to request information, to submit written comments, to register to attend a Board tour, and to register to testify at a meeting or listening session.

The NRB and Department of Natural Resources are committed to serving people with disabilities. Please contact the NRB Liaison to request NRB information in an alternative format.

Last revised: Thursday May 02 2019